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Democracy Collection

To celebrate the International Day of Democracy 2020 (15 September) explore our curated collection of Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law articles, Oxford Constitutions of the World articles, and book chapters covering key issues, jurisdictional perspectives and the essential terminology of Democracy. All content is free to read until 15 December 2020.

Key issues

Content from Oxford Scholarship Online and Oxford Constitutions of the World

Will Democracy Die in Darkness?: Calling Autocracy by Its Name
Constitutional Democracy in Crisis?

Can the Internet Survive Democracy?
Network Propaganda

Democracy under Surveillance
MI5, the Cold War, and the Rule of Law

Anti-Constitutional Populist Backsliding
Poland's Constitutional Breakdown

The Institutional Architecture of Progressive Democracy
The Public's Law: Origins and Architecture of Progressive Democracy

The Fragile Basis of Democracy and Development, 4.1 The Anatomy of the Arab Spring (2011–2015)
Constitutionalism, Human Rights, and Islam after the Arab Spring

Who is to Judge?: The Perennial Debate Over Whether to Elect or Appoint America's Judges
The Future of Judicial Selection

 

Jurisdictions

Content taken from Oxford Constitutions of the World

 Is Constitutional Law Really Law?
The Oxford Handbook of the U.S. Constitution

Constituting Democracy: Elections
The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution

Rights: Political Participation
The Oxford Handbook of the Australian Constitution

Political Institutions in Canada in a New Era
The Oxford Handbook of the Canadian Constitution

Maldives: The State of Liberal Democracy
Oxford Constitutions of the World

Recent Constitutional Amendments and the EU Harmonization Laws in Turkey: More Freedom, More Democracy and a More Civilian Order-An Overview
Oxford Constitutions of the World

 

Terminology

Content taken from the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law

Elections

Direct Democracy

Electoral Districts

Secret Ballot

Presidential Systems

Parliamentary Systems

Cabinet

Bicameralism

Liberalism

Absolutism

Authoritarianism

Censorship

Freedom of the Press


Bookshelf (Back to top)

Choosing a Prime Minister book cover 

Choosing a Prime Minister

The President and Immigration Law book cover 

The President and Immigration Law

 Constitutionalism under Stress book cover

Constitutionalism under Stress

 Free to Move Book Cover

Free to Move

The Constitution of Freedom book cover 

The Constitution of Freedom

Religion, Law, and Democracy Book Cover 

Religion, Law, and Democracy

 

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